Rosneft Joins Leading Oil and Gas Companies in the Global CDP Climate Change Rating

Rosneft Oil Company joined the leading global oil and gas companies – participants of the global CDP (formerly, Carbon Disclosure Project) Climate Change Rating.

Rosneft Becomes a Constituent of FTSE4Good Stock Index Leading on Core Sustainability Metrics

FTSE Russell, the analytic branch of the London Stock Exchange, has included Rosneft Oil Company in the international FTSE4Good Emerging Index.

Number of confirmed cases of infection with the virus 2019-nCoV. Data for February 3

Distribution of a new coronavirus from China

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Russian Cities See Hottest January in Recorded History

Update: January temperatures across all of Russia were the second-hottest in the country’s recorded history, the Federal Meteorological Service said Wednesday. Scores of cities across Russia including Moscow and St. Petersburg have experienced the hottest January in their recorded histories, an official at Russia’s meteorological center said Monday. The latest record comes after 2019 was declared…


Judges Disobey Putin in ‘Repeat Protest’ Conviction

Russia’s Supreme Court will not review Moscow protester Konstantin Kotov’s guilty verdict, his lawyer said Friday days after President Vladimir Putin promised to investigate whether his conviction was lawful. Kotov, a 34-year-old programmer, was sentenced to four years in prison in September for “repeated” participation in unauthorized rallies. In the past week, Putin has ordered…


Russia Reports First Coronavirus Cases

Russia reported its first two cases of coronavirus on Friday and said the infected people were Chinese citizens who had been quarantined. The two cases were discovered in different parts of the country, one in Tyumen region in west Siberia, the other in Russia‘s Far East, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said. “They are under strict supervision,…


Russia Steps into Oil-Free Future With New Arctic Research Station

Russia is looking beyond oil as it builds the “Snowflake station,” a state-of-the-art climate research station in the Yamal-Nenets region of Siberia.  The Snowflake IAS will be a fully autonomous year-round diesel-free facility powered by renewable energy sources and hydrogen fuel, a project presentation says. “It is envisioned as a unique new platform for international…


Russia to Drop Murder Charges Against Sisters Who Killed Abusive Father, Lawyers Say

Russian prosecutors have ordered investigators to drop murder charges against three teenage sisters accused of killing their abusive father, the sisters’ lawyers told Russian news agencies Thursday. Investigators said last month they planned to charge Krestina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan with premeditated murder, which carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years. The Khachaturyan…


New U.S. Envoy Tells Russia to ‘End Nightmare’ for Jailed Ex-Marine

The United States’ new ambassador to Russia urged Moscow on Thursday to release a former U.S. Marine accused of spying, and said Russian investigators had failed to present credible evidence to back up their case. Days after starting as U.S. ambassador, John Sullivan accused Russian authorities of “shameful treatment” of Paul Whelan, who was detained by security agents in…


Russian Officers Charged With Framing Investigative Journalist Golunov

Five former Moscow police officers have been criminally charged with framing anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov, Russia’s Investigative Committee said Thursday. Golunov, an investigative journalist for Meduza, was arrested in June on fabricated drug charges and released days later after an unprecedented public outcry. Police dropped all charges against him, fired the officers involved in his arrest…


Turkey’s Erdogan Says Russia Not Abiding by Syria Agreements

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara is losing patience with the military assault in Syria’s Idlib region, adding that Russia is violating agreements aimed at stemming conflict there, the state-funded NTV broadcaster reported Wednesday. Renewed bombardments by Russia-backed Syrian government forces on Idlib have raised concern of a new refugee wave from the area…


Former Officers Detained Over Investigative Journalist Golunov’s Framing

Update: The five detained officers will be indicted soon, Russia’s Investigative Committee said Wednesday. It added that the drugs planted on Golunov last June had been illegally acquired, stored and transported by the police. Moscow police have detained five former officers as part of a criminal case on falsification of evidence against journalist Ivan Golunov,…


Russian PM Mishustin and Family Own $45M in Moscow Real Estate – Navalny

Russia’s new Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and his family own 2.8 billion rubles ($45 million) worth of real estate in and around Moscow, prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said Tuesday. Former tax chief Mishustin’s unexpected promotion to high office earlier this month has led to a series of media investigations into his family’s property ownership.…


25 Detained in Chechnya Over Photoshopped ‘Patriarch’ Kadyrov – Reports

Two dozen men have been detained in Russia’s republic of Chechnya for sharing a doctored image of the region’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov in Orthodox Christian garb, the Kavkaz.Realii news website reported Saturday. The detentions, which reportedly took place in three Chechen towns and districts, follow Kadyrov’s repeated threats of violence to online critics last year.…


‘I’m Not Baggage’: Russian Pets Unite in Flashmob After Cats’ Airplane Death

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…


Russian Governor Ousted From Ruling Party Over Key-Dangling Video

Update: Ignatyev has been expelled from United Russia, Kommersant cited party secretary Andrei Turchak as saying Tuesday. A Russian governor is facing expulsion from the country’s ruling party following two weeks of controversial actions and comments, the Kommersant business daily reported Monday. Mikhail Ignatyev, who heads the republic of Chuvashia 680 kilometers east of Moscow, made…


Russia Orders Review of Moscow Activist’s ‘Repeat Protest’ Conviction

Russia’s Constitutional Court has ordered a review of Moscow protester Konstantin Kotov’s guilty verdict days after President Vladimir Putin ordered prosecutors to investigate whether his conviction was lawful. Kotov, a 34-year-old programmer, was sentenced to four years in prison in September for “repeated” participation in unauthorized rallies. The verdict made him the second person to…